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Sep 5, 2011 3:00pm PDT
in michigan called on congress to create new jobs, while republican presidential contenders wooed voters in south carolina. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we get the highlights from today's events, the unofficial start of the 2012 campaign. plus, newshour political editor david chalian assesses what's at stake in the week ahead. >> woodruff: then, ray suarez examines the state of labor unions on this day honoring americans at work. >> a lot of the challenges that workers and unions are facing come from a sustained attack on workers from business and from public policy. >> in a competitive marketplace there's very little power to raise workers' wages because the companies can't pass it on to the consumers. >> brown: veteran foreign correspondent edward girardet offers personal reflections and stories from his new book on three decades of war reporting in afghanistan. >> woodruff: and we close with powerful remembrances of 9/11, from the parents, teachers, and students at an elementary school just blocks from ground zero. >
Sep 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
indeed a rebound. even though you see michigan has above average unemployment, some of the other areas of the midwest, you see unemployment near or even below the national average. that's being driven by manufacturing. >> ifill: actually something is coming back. it's just not now. other places are feeling the back wash of the same issues we've been talking about. >> that's right. >> ifill: okay. dante, the increased foreclosures, it seems to me in some way they must deal with some of the numbers we've been hearing about increased poverty. is there a connection? >> well i think that the increased foreclosures i'm not sure how much they're leading to increased poverty numbers but they're leading to the increased unemployment numbers. i think that it's hard for people to understand. foreclosures are bad in a lot of ways. they're a huge psychological factor in how you spend money. i go to these communities and visit them. you had an entire economy that was built on housing. so i did like carpent rework and somebody else did hvac work. we made a lot of money during the boom and we were tra
Sep 14, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. republican fred upton of michigan chairs the full committee. >> in this time of record debt, i question whether the government is qualified to act as a venture capitalist, picking winners and losers in speculative ventures and shelling out billions of taxpayer dollars to keep them afloat. >> suarez: a top official at the energy department jonathan silver said the green tech loan program is about more than just solyndra. >> this isn't picking winners and losers; it's helping ensure that we have winners here at all. we invented this technology and we should produce it here. the question is whether we are willing to take on this challenge or whether we will simply cede leadership in this vital sector to other nations and watch as tens of thousands of jobs are created overseas. >> suarez: but a report in today's "washington post" added fuel to the fire. it said internal e-mails from the office and management and budget showed concerns that the loans were granted too quickly. in one, an unidentified aide wrote: republican steve scalise of louisiana said the letter highlighted a history of tr
Aug 31, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >> ifill: a recent string of arrests in michigan, ohio, utah and illinois captured many californians, all caught with large hauls of marijuana. >> brown: ten years later, how safe is the u.s. from terror attacks? members of one of the key investigating groups weigh in. three years after the terror attacks on new york and washington. the 9/11 commission issued a report that looked back with a dramatic recounting of events leading up to that tragic day and projected forward with recommendations to prevent future attacks. >> every expert with whom we spoke told us an attack of even greater magnitude is now possible, and even probable. we do not have the luxury of time. we must prepare and we must act. >> brown: the 500 page report instantly became a best seller. it included 41 recommendations for federal, state and local governments and agencies. among them: the creation of a director of national intelligence to coordinate intelligence gathering as well as foreign and domestic operations; consolidated congressional oversight of homeland security and intelligence and streamlined communication
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